Glitter Masks: The PFW Beauty Trend Dividing Opinion

Giambattista Valli

by Elizabeth Bennett |
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Whether it’s the Glossier effect, the influence of Korean skincare or our Kira Kira obsession, glowing skin is one beauty trend we’re not getting bored of. Backstage this fashion month we’ve seen glowy skin reinterpreted in a number of ways but the most extreme to date comes courtesy of Giambattista Valli. At the fashion house’s Paris show makeup legend Val Garland covered models whole faces in sparkling glitter.

L’Oréal’s global makeup director layered shades of silver, rose gold, fuchsia, and violet glitter from hairline to neck to create a shimmering mask, or what the Internet is now calling the glitter facial (a glacial perhaps).

Taking to Instagram to share the look, Garland posted a mesmerising video of her ‘glitterbombing’ process.

This look might not win points for wearability or practicality (think of the mess!), we’ve got to give to Garland when it comes to creativity and commitment to that glow. Plus, with festival season edging closer, this might not be the last we see of the glitter mask. After all, it's a quick and easy way to hide a hungover face.

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